To big for a master salt?

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rynegold
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To big for a master salt?

Postby rynegold » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Or so it looks to me. this is a cast piece by Elly Isaac Miller (1897?), the lady said when she bought it at a yard sale in the 70's the person from whom it came told her the spoon went w/it. The blue glass bowl appears to have been "blown in place"; is that possible? The spoon has a different hallmark (I can't make it out), and is cast as well. Could it be a sugar sifter? bowl and spoon? This looks too big for salt. Also; why two date letters? or is that what they are?

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regards, mitch

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Re: To big for a master salt?

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Hi Mitch,

There is no direct connection between the pieces. The server is an English-made item by Huttons, assayed at London in 1895 and the dish a continental piece, probably German or Dutch, that was imported into England in 1897. Having said that, they go together well and may well have been purchased together around that time.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/importmarks.html

and: Details of British Import Marks and Related Information

Trev.

rynegold
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Re: To big for a master salt?

Postby rynegold » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:26 pm

Ok I see now... Thanks Trev! So it's an imported item hence the various extra markings.

Italiansilver
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Re: To big for a master salt?

Postby Italiansilver » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:50 am

the glass liner suggest that could be for something salted
the spoon, if really goes together the cup, could have the piercing to let some liquid fall
so to me looks like an appetizer cup...like for olives...

kerangoumar2
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Re: To big for a master salt?

Postby kerangoumar2 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:36 pm

bon bons.


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